Best places in Vatican City

Discover the best places in Vatican City, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 25 places in the country.

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St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica
Late Renaissance church by architects including Michelangelo & holding up to 20,000 worshippers.
4.80 (140.1K reviews)
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Obelisk of St Peter's Square
Historical landmark
Monumental granite obelisk dating to Ancient Egyptian times & embellished with papal coats of arms.
4.80 (3.8K reviews)
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Sistine Chapel
Catholic church
Famous chapel in the Vatican Museums, best known for Michelangelo's 16th-century painted ceiling.
4.70 (74.8K reviews)
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Gardens of Vatican City
Garden
Urban green spaces dating from the 13th century with Renaissance & Baroque fountains & sculptures.
4.70 (2.2K reviews)
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Vatican Museums
Art museum
Multiple galleries of classical & Renaissance art masterpieces, plus the Sistine Chapel frescoes.
4.60 (167.4K reviews)
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Vatican Necropolis
Historical landmark
Guided tours are given of the subterranean tomb of St. Peter that lies beneath the Vatican Basilica.
4.70 (708 reviews)
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Pigna Courtyard
Garden
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Amazing, a place you can relax outside in the middle of your museum visit.
4.70 (637 reviews)
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Tomb of Saint Peter
Tourist attraction
๐Ÿ‘ The interior of St Peter's Basilica is beyond words. Absolutely awesome and amazing statues and paintings. I was even more in awe than I expected especially the Sistine Chapel. Even if you are not a devout Catholic the genius of the art work and historical relevance is undeniable. A must see for his...
4.90 (214 reviews)
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Paintings Gallery of the Vatican Museums
National museum
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Don't miss this painting gallery of the Vatican museums. Multiple galleries of classical & Renaissance art masterpieces, plus the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Plan to go in the morning to the visit Vatican city. Nice painting with traditions way of painting.
4.70 (457 reviews)
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Apostolic Palace
Historical landmark
Grand pillared Vatican City residence for the Pope with papal apartments & the Vatican Museums.
4.60 (818 reviews)
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Maderno Fountain
Tourist attraction
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Maderno Fountain or Fontana del Maderno at St Peters Square are two fountains in St Peters Square in Vatican City. These fountains are created by Carlo Maderno (1612โ€“1614) and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1667โ€“1677) to ornament the square in front of St Peters Basilica. These fountains add glory to St Pete...
4.80 (219 reviews)
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The Last Judgment
Painting
Michelangeloโ€™s acclaimed, expansive 1541 fresco on the altar wall at the Sistine Chapel.
4.70 (257 reviews)
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Pio-Clementine Museum
Museum
Vatican City museum displaying a collection of ancient Greek & Roman sculptures.
4.80 (161 reviews)
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Porta del Perugino
Tourist attraction
Restricted passageway to Vatican City with imposing views of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica.
4.50 (358 reviews)
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Scala Elicoidale Momo
Tourist attraction
Impressive Vatican staircase featuring a double helix, which allows for traffic in both directions.
4.80 (132 reviews)
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Carriage Pavilion
History museum
Intimate museum space featuring the horse-drawn carriages, sedan chairs & cars used by former popes.
4.70 (135 reviews)
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Gregorian Egyptian Museum
Archaeological museum
Egyptian antiquities including sculptures, reliefs & sarcophagi in an ornate series of galleries.
4.70 (106 reviews)
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Chiaramonti Museum
Museum
Museum comprising a grand loggia lined with classical sculptures including Roman busts & friezes.
4.70 (97 reviews)
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Giardino Quadrato (o giardino segreto)
Garden
๐Ÿ˜ Nice relaxing area right after the your visit from Vatican Museum.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
4.70 (83 reviews)
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Braccio Nuovo
Museum
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Statue, busti colonne.... Tutto ciรฒ che abbelliva una casa Patrizia.
4.80 (68 reviews)
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